Practice self-care. You know you have things you can do to calm yourself. This is the time to pull out all the stops of self-relaxation and well-being. You will get through this. … More Life During Crisis – Lessons Learned After 9/11
In these times, we all need to pull out our own personal self-care kits. Most of us have one, even if we don’t call it that. Self-care is what we do when we know we face a crisis, anxiety, or even downright fear and panic. It’s your “go-to” list of things you can do that will make you feel better. … More Self-Care During Times of Pandemic and Uncertainty
Take a deep breath, take a seat, and just knit. As knitters, most of us know the secret to winding down, tuning out, and experiencing a deep sense of calm. It’s mindfulness at its best. … More Mindfulness through Knitting
Why not teach life skills that will equip them to find their own sense of peace and calm in their lives, as well as serve as an outlet for personal expression? Here’s ten reasons to teach tried and true crafts this summer. … More Teach Meditative, Meaningful Crafts to Youth This Summer!
If you have a dog, you might begin this spiritual practice on the pretense of “taking the dog for a walk.” Dogs are generally good, silent companions who keep you moving but require little in the way of conversation. … More A Walk in Nature as Meditation (And Take Your Dog)
It’s been a hard week here in the United States. Perhaps it’s been a hard week for you personally as well. Give yourself a break. Step outside, without your phone, and take advantage of the peace on offer for all of us. … More In Times of Stress, Peace is Just A Few Steps Outside
Handcrafting – whether it’s knitting, woodworking, painting, sewing, or any other crafting you might name – gives us all a space and time to put our worldly cares aside, quiet our minds and bodies, and perhaps open ourselves to listening or communing with God. … More Spiritual Healing Through Handicrafts
The first soft, warm breeze of spring brushes your face. After a long winter of enclosed spaces, the cruel sting of subzero temperatures, and a bleak landscape, you finally feel the hope and the possibilities of new growth in the short-term future. All of us have a place where we can become truly and fully … More A Springtime Meditation
The early springtime season of Lent is a great time to try out new habits that benefit both you and Earth our garden home. Here are some ideas of Lenten practices and disciplines to try for the next six weeks. … More Ten Environment Friendly Lenten Practices – Good for You, Good for the Planet
The days of giving up chocolate, alcohol, or some other pleasure simply because the church says so are long gone. I’ve come to think of “Lent” not as a church-prescribed season, but rather a six-week time of self-improvement. … More Is Lent Still Relevant in the 21st Century?